Friday, January 31, 2014

.@TheCarrCenter Saturday Arts Academy Winter Term Opening Postponed!




Due to Frigid Temperatures
Carr Center Saturday Arts Academy


(Winter Term  ends March 22)

So it's really not too late to register.


  • A unique opportunity for Detroit area youth to discover their artistic interests and talents, and to be nurtured in reaching their potential as artists and as scholars.  
  • Sessions provide challenging educational and training experiences in the fine and performing arts across multiple disciplines: visual arts, dance, theatre, and jazz music.
  • Several sessions  include a portion dedicated to improving college readiness.

·        Sessions are taught by both professional artists who live and work in the Detroit area and by University of Michigan faculty and students.  


 Curriculum Highlights 

Visual Arts Academy - Painting   

 Students will practice a variety of techniques that better develop and prepare them to move forward in the creation of art and into more advanced arts education (i.e. self critique, peer critique, portfolio development, writing artist statements).

                Dance Academy

In partnership with Free 2 Dance Inc., Dance Academy/Movement Scholars Program (DAMS) offers an extensive eight week curriculum, which includes classical ballet and modern dance focusing on Cecchetti, Horton, and Graham techniques.


Theatre Academy

Students will deconstruct a classic piece of literature with the intent of redeveloping it in performance. Students will strengthen stage performance techniques, work with a diverse body of monologues and scripts, and gain a strong background in the history of theatrical performance.


Jazz Academy

The Winter  Term Jazz Academy will be a series of special Master Classes taught by working professional artists and students and faculty from Michigan's premier colleges and universities. Participating students will also have the opportunity to attend performance and Artists Speaks events. Interested students should register and will be notified of Master Class dates.  



General Information

Sessions are held on Saturdays at the Carr Center.    

Visual Arts Academy is 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

Theatre Academy runs 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.  

Dance Academy classes are held 1:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Jazz Academy comprised of  specially scheduled Master Classes.  First Master Class is February 1.   

In addition to  class sessions, students receive a Carr Center MultiPass and are invited to attend performance and gallery openings at the Center.

Program is open to students ages 12 - 18 who have an interest or desire to develop their artistic skills.

Tuition is $250 for the  8 week term.

  Registration forms available at www.the


The Carr Center

311 East Grand River

Detroit, MI







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